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There is not a lot of activity on our Caregivers Forum. Maybe it's because we have not been "found." Maybe it's because we are so busy ca...
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I just wanted to introduce myself to newer members and send greetings to our long term members. I have been the Community Leader for this...
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Hi Everyone, I have a questions about CareGivers receiving pay for the work they do. But ill give you a little insight on my situation...
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If you are caring for an elderly or disabled veteran, the VA has what is called a "Respite Care Program". Respite care is a service th...
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How do I handle a geriatric who is making poor decisions, but is basically mentally sound?
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What can I do to treat my husband whom I have been taking care of since 1-12 more like a husband ?
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One of the problems with a PEG patient is lack of saliva, because they are only fed with the PEG. The nursing homes use a lemon swab in t...
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Many locksmiths will provide colorful inexpensive "arthritic" key handles, such as that illustrated. These are very useful for the enfee...
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The photo is that of a wide-angle Peterson safety mirror, which can be retro-fitted to most automobiles. I am a big believer in these mi...
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Tap turners attach to ordinary water valves and provide leverage and ease of operation for stroke-disabled and those with severe arthriti...
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An object retriever is handy for someone confined to a wheelchair. They range in price from $12 U.S. to $80 U.S. Wal-Mart has a number o...
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Patients with stroke disabilities or severe arthritis may enjoy using special spoons with easy-to-use handles and angled compartments. T...
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Rubber or metal doorknob extensors either replace or go over existing knobs. They install in seconds, usually with only a screwdriver. T...
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Cutting boards with stainless steel nails are used to stabilize vegetables for cuttting. They usually come with elevated edging to preven...
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Dycem non-slip matts are colorful, washable, and are placed under cups and glasses to prevent slipping when an elderly person is eating o...
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I have an orange capsule with the numbers on it of 1020 & 150 and another brownish oval caplet with the letters of rfx on it and don't k...
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I everyone. I was wondering if anyone else was in the same boat as me. My husband has depression and its slowly dragging me down with it....
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I am the caregiver to my 95 year old mom. After her discharge from the hospital they wanted me to put her on hospice, but I wouldn't bec...
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If you have an elderly relative and a health care aide preparing food, don't count on them giving you correct information on how much the...
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At some time a decision may have to be made as to whether to put your elederly loved one on a PEG, or gastric feeding tube. When I had t...
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